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Australia needs to aim for net zero by 2035 to avoid climate | The Canberra Times



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Australia must aim to reach net zero emissions by 2035, according to a major new report which warns far stronger and quicker global climate action is needed to avoid the catastrophic consequences of a 2 degree warmer planet. The Climate Council’s latest report says “multiple lines of evidence” suggested it was now no longer possible to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, without removing large quantities of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The 1.5 degree marker has long been considered the tipping point at which severe consequences from climate change cannot be reversed. With the risk of extreme weather events and environmental threats feared to be much worse with a 2…

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